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School is not out for election day in Nottingham

School is not out for election day in Nottingham

No schools in Nottingham City will close to become polling stations at the General Election, in a pioneering move by the City Council to prevent an impact on children’s learning. Around a decade ago, most schools in Nottingham like elsewhere would close for elections, because Returning Officers have the power to require a school to […]

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Nottingham councillor scoops national award for being a ‘green pioneer’

Nottingham councillor scoops national award for being a ‘green pioneer’

The Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council has received national acclaim for her work promoting environmental projects. Councillor Sally Longford won the Councillor Achievement Award for Environment and Sustainability as part of awards run by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) together with CCLA, a specialist fund manager for local authorities and charities. Councillor Longford, […]

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City confirms Remembrance events for 2019

City confirms Remembrance events for 2019

Nottingham City Council, along with Nottinghamshire County Council, will be working with a range of local groups and partners to mark Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s fallen on Remembrance Sunday – 10 November and on Armistice Day – 11 November. Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council have collaborated on a commemorative installation for the evening between […]

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Nottingham city centre is changing – and you can help shape it

Nottingham city centre is changing – and you can help shape it

People’s views are being sought on how Nottingham city centre should develop, grow and change to ensure it remains an attractive and prosperous place for residents, workers and visitors in the future. The City Council commissioned a leading national strategy organisation to gather information from key organisations in the city about the strengths and weaknesses […]

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Nottingham’s Bonfire Night celebration takes place on Tuesday

Nottingham’s Bonfire Night celebration takes place on Tuesday

The East Midlands’ biggest bonfire and firework celebration will take place at the Forest Recreation Ground next Tuesday evening (5 November). The biggest free fireworks event in the city was attended by over 40,000 people last year and similar numbers are anticipated. There is a whole evening of entertainment on offer. The event kicks off […]

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Fire safety works continue on high rise blocks in Nottingham – despite no funding from the Government

Fire safety works continue on high rise blocks in Nottingham – despite no funding from the Government

Work to install sprinklers and update safety measures is continuing on council high rise blocks in the city. Nottingham City Council owns 13 high rise blocks, which are managed on its behalf by Nottingham City Homes. The organisations have been installing sprinkler systems in communal areas and improving intercom systems and residents have been reassured […]

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Dare you visit Old Market ‘Scare’ and Halloween activities across Nottingham?

Dare you visit Old Market ‘Scare’ and Halloween activities across Nottingham?

Be prepared for the scariest Halloween Nottingham has ever seen with a great programme of activities and events in the city to celebrate Halloween and to keep the kids occupied during the half term break. The Halloween-themed family fun begins this evening, Friday 25 October 2019 and runs through to Thursday 31 October.  As the […]

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RIBA recognises Lenton Green as exemplar development

RIBA recognises Lenton Green as exemplar development

Lenton Green, a scheme that transformed five high-rise flats into new homes, has been recognised by the East Midlands region of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as a leading housing development, and one which delivers exceptional design and architecture. Lenton Green, which is part-owned by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes, was […]

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Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

A Nottingham landlord has today been fined over £25,000 after admitting 12 licencing offences. Dexter Blackstock appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court where he faced charges relating to twelve unlicensed properties he owned and were required to be licensed under either Part 2 or 3 of the Housing Act. Mr Blackstock, aged 33, of Papplewick, was […]

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